Questions tagged [password]

A password is a secret word or string of characters used for user authentication/authorization.

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Lost password on Galaxy S2, can't shut down

My new Christmas Galaxy Tab S2 7": I was prompted to download an updated OS. I did so successfully and was prompted to restart. Okay, now I need my password. That is ONLY the password works, since ...
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How do I set my phone to require the storage decrypt password after restarting?

When an encrypted Android phone is started, this is what happens (to my best knowledge): Boot phone Decrypt storage, which requires PIN or password Start up Android Homescreen appears (You may have ...
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How to remove a stored user name and password in Wifi Connection Settings?

I've cleared all stored WiFi connections but the password prompt seen in the screenshot still appears. That user name and password is actually part of a VPN connection I had. I've deleted that VPN ...
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How do I tell whether an app or website has accessed my account password?

Is it possible for apps to access one's Google account login credentials? How can a user determine whether this has occurred?
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Does anyone know why after I updated my android phone, that it doesn't unlock?

I literally just updated my phone (I have a BLU X2 if that helps) to the new Android thing last night and my phone shuts down whenever I have any new updates. But I can't seem to unlock my phone this ...
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Fingerprint unlock and password multiple-attempt security

I have noticed that fingerprint unlocking on Android is pretty insecure. If you make 5 failed attempts (which is quite a lot), the phone just disables the scanner for 30 seconds and then re-enables it....
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I want to buy game items on my deceased husbands Galaxy Tab 2 , I dont know his password. Is it possible?

When my husband became ill I promised him I would keep his game going until he could, unfortunately he died. I am still playing his game on his Galaxy Tab 2 and wanted to buy him some game items. When ...
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Is my phone encrypted with my password?

I have a Galaxy S5 running LineageOS 14.1. The device settings state that the device is encrypted. I set up a password, and select to require password at boot. I then set up a PIN for unlocking the ...
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How to disable autocomplete in Chrome for specific sites

When I visit passwords.google.com in Chrome for Android (Marshmallow) I have the option to autocomplete the password. I would like to disable passoword autocomplete for this site only, or maybe for ...
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Unlock android phone from PC

I need to move some data from my HTC one m8 to a Samsung Galaxy S8. The only problem is that the HTC's touch screen does not work so I cannot unlock it (it's locked with a PIN). I don't have a ...
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I can't factory reset my device

I forgot my password and accidentally typed to many wrong passwords. I finally remembered it and manually changed it. But now it says that I need to reset the paasword via an email that I will get: ...
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My tab still asks me to sign in to a wifi network which I have been using perfectly well till last months

These are the details: I'm using Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.5 (805) I can use other wifi networks since the issue started, but I can't use the one at home. I can go online but it disconnects automatically ...
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Clearing Saved Logins

I have a Nexus 5x that is proving quite troublesome (overheating/rebooting) and needs to be sent back to supplier/manufacturer. Before I send it I would like to removed saved logins and passwords. ...
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Enable startup pin/password security without lock screen pin/password?

It is my intention to disable the pin/password for the lock screen, while still having the startup pin/password security. As I understand it, the options are to set a pin/password for lock screen ...
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Forgot my password to my samsung galaxy tab E

My sister kept changing the password on the samsung tab until i tried the hard reset. but the issue is it asks to verify the account and the account was set on my grandfather who isn't here anymore. ...
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Forgot alternative password for encrypted & fingerprint-protected Samsung Galaxy S5: how to reset it?

So I have an encrypted Samsung Galaxy S5 with Android 6.0 and set fingerprints for its lockscreen (fingerprint is set as lockscreen-type for the setting device encryption). Now it seems like I forgot ...
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Can't get past android initial setup Wizard, after factory reset (Even after waiting over 24 hours)

Currently looking for help because I am truly stumped. Device is a Galaxy J3 Emerge, it was reset to factory default settings. It seems that the password for the Google account was also reset before ...
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How to change stored password in Skype4Business app?

My domain password changed and the Skype4Businnes app on my phone started to complain about wrong credentials. How can the password in it be changed? I searched everywhere and ended up reinstalling ...
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Apps say “bad password” for good password

I tried logging into Amazon for the first time on both my Android devices (S7 & Tab2) using the password that works on Windows and got a "bad password message". I even tried changing my password ...
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Is there a way to force authenticated apps to prompt for the password after every screen lock?

I have a password manager set-up and it's really easy to login using it. I would prefer if certain (or all) authenticated apps required re-entering of credentials after the device has been locked. ...
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Power Down a Locked Device

So I brought a Samsung S7 while on a trip, quickly ran through the setup, adding a fingerprint and a pattern password. I didn't pay much attention to the pattern password, as I had the fingerprint. ...
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How to extract the saved passwords on your phone?

EDIT: Sorry for the uninformative title, it kept saying "This title looks like spam!" so I had to rearrange the title a few times before I could post this. I forgot my gmail password and the only ...
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Android password requested after fastboot

I am trying to reset an intel machine with android 5.0 using fastboot. If I do a complete reset, I have no problem, it encrypts normally & boot & works as a charm. But what I need is to reset ...
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Seeing Wi-Fi password on Android 6.0/EMUI 4.0

I couldn't find nothing on Google, nor Stack Exchange, sorry for duplicate. So, I want to see a password to an connected Wi-Fi, without rooting my Huawei P8 Lite (ALE-21). Is it possible to access /...
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Need to remove password restrictions

I put in my current password and it says that I can't have password My lock screen settings say I can't have password. It says an administrator denied it or something like that .
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recover passwords from browser

please need help me on this. i have saved my passwords for some webpages in andriod browser (defult browswer). when ever i need, i just open the page and am already signed in. somehow, something have ...
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Changed device lock code after encryption, and now it says data is damaged. Is this a bug?

I encrypted my Moto G4 Play using an alphanumeric password as the lock screen code because i thought that would increase the encryption key strength. After this, i changed it to a numeric lock code ...
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Android password after Rebooting the device

I have not set up any lock screen password, but any time I reboot it asks for the password, saying, 'To start Android, Enter your password.' A week ago I experimented with the 'Lost your Phone' ...
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Disable email syncing on public wifi

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 mini. I have enabled active email syncing every 15 mintues cause it's obviously useful. However, I would like my password to remain safe when logged in to a public wifi that ...
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Forgotten Google account password

I lost access to my account due to someone else getting into it. Google locked my account. When I finally got it back I was instructed to change my account password. Now I am trying to put my account ...
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Forgotten Pattern/Pass Lock on Android

How to remove pattern/pass lock from an android device if the USB Debugging is off and Recovery Mode is inaccessible and it doesn't have a Gmail account? It's a Chinese Tablet Name & Model: Eken ...
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Apply google password change to android

I've recently changed my google account password on my PC. My phone/android then started prompting me for my google password but I've been having trouble in that the password isn't working, it then ...
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Change Google Play password without changing Google Account password

Is this possible? I want to just change my Google Play password without changing my password for every other Google product. Basically I want to allow a friend to log-in to some of my mobile game ...
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Prevent Chrome from accessing passwords on the web?

I have my Google Account set on my android phone. But I want to prevent passwords from being saved on my phone and my possibility of people accessing my password list on my Google Account. Is this ...
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how to view saved passwords with root [duplicate]

How do I get the saved wifi passwords from my android kitkat phone. It is rooted and I have the adb tool. How do I do this? I know that I can download stuff to do it but I do not want to download any ...
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Samsung 4 left in rain and now black screen - can i recover files?

My Samsung S4 (in an otterbox) was left in a downpour for about 10 mins. I brought it in, shook water out (only a little came out) and then (not knowing) plugged it into USB to try to upload files (I ...
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Why, and how to increase 16-character lockscreen password limit?

This is a problem that has annoyed me, as the password that I have memorized is around the 20-character mark, yet Android limits it to 16 characters Why, and how to increase, 16-character lockscreen ...
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Is it possible to change the password for a WiFi network when it is not in range?

Long-pressing on a WiFi network that is in range brings up a menu that includes "Modify network", which can be used to change the password for the network. Networks that are not in range do not show ...
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Reset the password of multiuser account with root

my daughter changed her password on out multi user tablet to a complicated PIN and afterwards forgot the PIN :-O ... My other daugther did this already with her account but used a pattern which she ...
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How to Bypass a pattern lockscreen on a oneplusone phone

I have A one plus one phone and i forgot my password (pattern). and i dont have a google recovery account and a recovery pin and i need all my stuff from the phone. what can i do to unlock it?
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I have forgotten my phone Password [duplicate]

I have forgotten my Galaxy A7 2016 running android 5.1.1's password. How do I open my phone without losing my files in device storage?
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Admin profile locked on Android 4.4 KitKat tablet

My daughter has locked my admin profile on my our tablet and there's only her user profile open but I can't reset from there. tried the volume up button and power on to reset my tablet but nothing ...
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Set two different lock setting on different triggers

I am using Android L on Lenovo phone. Mostly I don't hand out my phone to anybody or keep it unattended. So, I prefer not to bother myself with a lock (password or pin) and just keep swipe lock screen....
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Entering very long Google password during setup

If I have a new phone how can I enter my Google password in a secure manner during setup without having to type it (it is VERY long at over 30 random alphanumeric characters and a pain to type). ...
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Android AccountManager security

I've asked this question before, but got no suitable replies, so here I go again. How does the Android AccountManager which is used to store your Google, Facebook, Twitter, etc... usernames and ...
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Samsung s7 only asks for fingerprint scan not giving option to enter password

My new Samsung S7 was restarted today with an android update from T-Mobile. When it turned on, I unlocked it using a password. After few uses today, the fingerprint scan failed and each time I try ...
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Password not working / changes after update from COS 12.1 to Cyanogen OS 13

I've encrypted my OnePlus One a long time ago. Now I want to perform the update with the new released Cyanogen OS 13. The problem is that the phone don't want to validate the password from the ...
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bypass killswitch on lg16c? [duplicate]

I am trying to factory reset a recycled Lg16c phone, but it has killswitch. Is there a default or master password to bypass this lick?
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Is it possible to get the password from a wps wifi connection?

At school we have two wifi networks, one for teaches and one students, but the teacher network is much faster and is available everywhere in the building. I could connect to it by pressing the wps ...
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Moto E , Tried 55 times on Pattern lock screen

I changed my pattern recently. Tried it 55 times and hasn't showed "Forgotten Password' option. HELPP Moto E